Reflection: Student Self-Assessment Student-Created Assessment - Section 3: Done


I've shared two student responses to the wrap up questions below which I think exemplify the range of feelings expressed. 

  1. Do you feel that writing questions made you better prepared for the exam? Why or why not?
  2. Do you have any suggestions about what else might help you be better prepared next time?


Student #1 makes it clear that he didn't value writing the questions and really doesn't want much reading or writing in his math!  His is a good example of the thinking I regularly encounter from students who are either focused just on grades or who are less concerned about actually learning and more concerned with just getting school done.  I keep working to engage these students and persuade them that there's more to math (or science, or English) than just completing assignments and getting grades.  I routinely include real-world problems in my lessons and make connections as we discuss and work through problems in class. 

Student #2 on the surface reads like the perfect student but when I spoke with her she expressed concern about whether or not she'd written the "right things" on her paper.  This indicates to me that she's also focused on being correct more than on perhaps her learning.  In fact, the first student was more honest in expressing himself. 

Reading through all the responses I found that the majority said they liked writing questions because they liked having their own questions on the test, so at some level I'm seeing success with this assessment strategy and I will continue to work on helping my students assume responsibility for what and how they learn!

  Student Self-Assessment: Student Reflections
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Student-Created Assessment

Unit 6: Algebraic Reasoning
Lesson 7 of 7

Objective: SWBAT demonstrate understanding of algebraic reasoning by successfully completing an student-created asssessment.

Big Idea: Empower your students by challenging them to write meaningful problems to assess their knowledge and understanding!

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Math, algebraic relationship, Algebra, rational equations, radical equations, Algebra II, master teacher project, 11th Grade
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